Watson T. Browne

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Watson T. Browne
GenresSoul, R&B, pop
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1960s-present
LabelsPresident Records
Associated acts The Explosive

Watson T. Browne is an English singer, who was once the lead singer of the 1960s group The Explosive, and he released some recordings as Watson T. Browne & The Explosive. He had a hit in the 1980s with "Searching for a Star". [1] He also had a hit in Scandinavia with "I'm on the Road Again". [2]

The Explosive were a psych band that released five singles under the President label, later releasing two singles under Plexium featuring Del Taylor.

Scandinavia Region in Northern Europe

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties. The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. The majority national languages of these three, belong to the Scandinavian dialect continuum, and are mutually intelligible North Germanic languages. In English usage, Scandinavia also sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or to the broader region including Finland and Iceland, which is always known locally as the Nordic countries.

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Biography

The early days of Browne's career were in the Abbey Road Studios. His early recordings appeared on the Bell, Decca and President labels. He later moved to Europe and had a long career there. He has also lived in Tel Aviv, Israel. There he collaborated with Israeli band, The Fat & The Thin, and sung lead on side one of their single with "I Say A Little Prayer" in 1972. [3] After time having lived in Italy and Germany, he returned to the UK where he now lives. [4]

Abbey Road Studios recording studio in London, England

Abbey Road Studios is a recording studio at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, City of Westminster, London, England. It was established in November 1931 by the Gramophone Company, a predecessor of British music company EMI, which owned it until Universal Music took control of part of EMI in 2013.

Decca Records US/British record label

Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Its U.S. label was established in late 1934 by Lewis, along with American Decca's first president Jack Kapp and later American Decca president Milton Rackmil. In 1937, anticipating Nazi aggression leading to World War II, Lewis sold American Decca and the link between the UK and U.S. Decca labels was broken for several decades. The British label was renowned for its development of recording methods, while the American company developed the concept of cast albums in the musical genre. Both wings are now part of the Universal Music Group, which is owned by Vivendi, a media conglomerate headquartered in Paris, France. The US Decca label was the foundation company that evolved into UMG.

Tel Aviv City in Israel

Tel Aviv is the second most populous city in Israel—after Jerusalem—and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel's largest metropolitan area. Located on the country's Mediterranean coastline and with a population of 443,939, it is the economic and technological center of the country.

Among the recordings he has made, he had success with "Searching for a Star", "I'm on the Road Again" and "Some Loving", which sold well in the United States. [5] "Searching for a Star" appeared on Ulli Wengers One Hit Wonder Vol. 3 compilation album. [6]

A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.

Discography

Singles

Watson T. Browne and the Explosive

  • "Some Loving" / "Home Is Where Your Heart Lies" – President PT207 – 1968
  • "Crying All Night" / "I Close My Eyes" – President PT221 – 1968 [7]

The Fat & The Thin featuring Watson T Brown

  • "I Say A Little Prayer" / "What Is Gonna Happen To Me" – Hed-Arzi 45-604 – 1972 (Israel) [8]

Watson T. Browne

  • "Some Lovin'" / "Home Is Where Your Heart Lies" – Okeh 7320 – 1969 [9]
  • "Little Loving" / "Lookin' For A Rainbow" – Jupiter Records 6.14001 AC [10]
  • "I'm on the Road Again" / "Feeling Bad" MAM 16 [11]
  • "Without You" / "God Made His Children" – MAM 40
  • "Searching for a Star" / "Brother of Mine" – RCA PB 5640 [12]
  • "Somebody's Changing My Sweet Baby's Mind" / "What Can I Do" – Seven Sun SSUN 2 – 1972
  • "Save The Last Dance For Me / Will You Love Me Tomorrow" – Bell 1109 – 1970

Albums

Watson T. Browne

  • The Best of Watson T Browne [13]

Compilation albums

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  1. http://www.lifeandsoulpromotions.co.uk MODERN SOUL and R'n'B REVIEWS
  2. Watson T. Browne Website Biography
  3. Radio Diffusion The Fat & The Thin
  4. Mr Gig Watson T. Browne Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Soundclick WATSON T BROWNE
  6. hitparade.ch Ulli Wengers One Hit Wonder Vol. 3 (album)
  7. Global Dog Productions 45 Discography for President Records – UK
  8. Radio Diffusion The Fat & The Thin
  9. Soulful Kinda Music Okeh
  10. Official Watson T. Browne Website Discography
  11. Rate Your Music MAM Records
  12. Official Watson T. Browne Website Discography
  13. Official Watson T. Browne Website Discography
  14. Artist Direct Hide and Seek: British Blue Eyed Soul 1964–1969
  15. hitparade.ch ULLI WENGERS ONE HIT WONDER VOL. 3 (ALBUM